Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are

The Ubuntu culture in South Africa has a peculiar story behind it, as told by an Anthropologist who proposed a game to the South African tribal children.

He placed a basket of sweets near a tree. And made the children stand 100 metres away from the tree. Then he announced that, whoever becomes the first person to reach where the sweets are, would get all the sweets in the basket.

When he said: “On your mark, get set, ready go…….!”

Do you know what these children did?

They all held each other’s hands and ran together towards the tree. They then shared the sweets equally among themselves, ate the sweets and enjoyed themselves very well.

When the Anthropologist asked them why they did so? They all answered “Ubuntu.”

Which means: How can one be happy when the others are sad?

Ubuntu in their language means: “I am because we are”

This is a strong message for all generations. Let all of us always have this attitude and spread happiness wherever we go.

Let’s have an Ubuntu Life …




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